h/t Gateway Pundit
h/t Gateway Pundit
Intelligence and Special Operations forces are furious and frustrated at how President Obama and those in positions of authority have exploited their service for political advantage. Countless leaks, interviews and decisions by the Obama Administration and other government officials have undermined the success of our Intelligence and Special Operations forces and put future missions and personnel at risk.
The unwarranted and dangerous public disclosure of Special Forces Operations is so serious — that for the first time ever — former operators have agreed to risk their reputations and go ‘on the record’ in a special documentary titled “Dishonorable Disclosures.” Its goal is to educate America about serious breaches of security and prevent them from ever happening again.
“Should it [bin Laden raid] have been announced when it was? Now the bad guys knew we got bin Laden, so it wouldn’t take long for that info to get out, but unfortunately the early announcement of that also defeated our ability to exploit any of the intelligence we might have gathered at bin Laden’s compound…. So as soon as the word got out, we had a bunch of rats scurrying to hide, and we might had a little more opportunity to get some more, had that announcement been held, even for a day or two.” Simon
“Days after the [bin Laden] raid, Hollywood was invited into the White House so that they could receive a briefing on exactly how the raid took place. What kind of sources we had, what kind of methods we used, all for the purpose of making a Hollywood movie.” - Fred Rustman, CIA Officer, Retired
“Seal Team 6 … were identified …. It has placed them and their families at risk, and anybody who thinks it hasn’t is being naïve.” Simon
“We have become a political weapon. We are NOT. Our job is to be silent professionals, we do not seek recognition, we do not seek popularity” Ben Smith, Navy Seal
“I’m not sure we have anybody in senior leadership today that understands the propriety and how risky it is on leaks.” Paul Vallely, Major General US Army, Retired